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From Cusco: Machu Picchu day trip
Discover one of the 7 wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, on this exciting one-day excursion that begins with your arrival in the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco.
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- Learn about the history of the Incan people that once lived in Machu Picchu
- Take a guided tour with a certified local guide
- Snap pictures of your experience at Machu Picchu
DescriptionYou will travel through the high Andean mountains and the mysterious cloud forests aboard a train that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes. From there, you will head to the ancient citadel upon your arrival in the former Inca capital to explore the ruins with the assistance of our professional guide, who will narrate its history and significance for the Incas. You will also have free time to explore the town of Aguas Calientes. Early in the morning, as agreed, we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the Ollantaytambo train station, from where we will head to Aguas Calientes. After an almost 4-hour journey, we will arrive at the Aguas Calientes station, where our guide will be waiting for you with a sign with your name. Then, we will go to the bus stop, where we will ascend for 30 minutes and 400 meters along a zigzagging path to reach the 'Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu,' also known as the 'Lost City of the Incas.' Upon arriving at the Machu Picchu citadel, we will begin the guided tour that covers the entire area of the citadel, accompanied by our guide. For approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, we will visit the most important sites in Machu Picchu. After the guided tour, we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you can enjoy your lunch at one of the many restaurants or, if you prefer, at the Sanctuary Lodge (lunch on your own). In the late afternoon, we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, following the same route as on the way there.
IncludesBriefing) Meeting one day prior to receive information and tour details Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the Ollantaytambo train station and vice versa. Round-trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (EXPEDITION). Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and vice versa. Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu. Professional tour guide in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. Agency services. 24/7 personalized assistance.
- Machu Picchu is regulated by the government of Peru, so visitors can only stay in the citadel during the guided tour